Fishing with Bob Benton and Larry 9/20-21/17by Capt Juls on 09/21/17
Today was the second day of a two day perch trip with Bob and his friend, Larry. Both days we met at Big Bopper's for breakfast before launching over at Mazruik's.
Each day, we were in the water early and headed out before the sun came up, because I just like it when I have the lake to myself. It's very peaceful and there's no boat traffic to deal with.
Yesterday, we started out at a spot I was hitting since Sunday, but it only produced a 1 man ticket before it petered out, and we decided to move.
We headed north to the line, and checked water in that 39-40 foot range. When we marked good fish on the Helix, we stopped to fish them. It was tougher for us yesterday, and we only picked up 77 perch of our 3 man ticket.
Today, we crossed the line and headed north. We picked a spot that had some good marks, and set up with the Ulterra's Spot Lock over them. We started picking away at the perch right away, and it stayed steady until we got up to around 105 and then it slowed way down. The last 15 were really tough to catch, and the bite was super light, but we did manage to get our 120 for the trip. They were the biggest perch I have seen all season, and the best catch I've had in the boat so far.
My customers couldn't have been happier, and that made me happy. :)
Tomorrow, I am fishing with Joe and Roy again....I had them this past Monday...and, we'll be headed back up to the north side of the line to find more piggy perch for them. :)